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With so many versions of the 970, which brand would someone recommend. I have a EVGA 660ti that never had issues. Amazon has a EVGA for 314.99

I see some don't have a backplate.

Nothing wrong with EVGA but I'd personally recommend GB Windforce or MSI Gaming as top two for the 970's. GB comes with backplate which was nice.
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I just love my Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970, for looks and performance, although my main gpu now is a 980
heres my 970. shop around online for a good deal. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I have two GB Windforce's still, split'em up, one in second rig and other in third rig (see rigs below in signature) since release day both rocking 1080p just fine.
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Nothing wrong with EVGA but I'd personally recommend GB Windforce or MSI Gaming as top two for the 970's. GB comes with backplate which was nice.
I have two GB Windforce's still, split'em up, one in second rig and other in third rig (see rigs below in signature) since release day both rocking 1080p just fine.
GB Windforce 970's (Click to show)

I bought mine Oct 6 2014, fantastic gpu, I run it with my 980 for Folding now.
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I don't want to be reliant on AB to give the voltage and power, kinda defeats the purpose of a mod in my mind. The BIOS made it through the Catzilla 1080p bench, but I won't be leaving it on my card. I'll be sticking with AB solely for my fan control.
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Have you tested other clocks? Just putting in a super high clock and saying it doesn't work the same as stock is not very scientific. I had the same issues, lower scores when my core and memory are too high. I have tested every 10MHz change tested and written it all down for a few different voltages. I picked my clocks based on that.

Yes i did.. the purpose of flashing more capable bios is to reach higher clock speeds correct?
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Nope, not really. I would certainly agree that its difficult to mod another person's BIOS for them - you never have any idea what they're doing, or not doing, on their end. Many many people have successfully modded their BIOS roms, so I certainly wouldn't jump to blaming the architecture.

Well, don't you think its strange that even when i have a higher power limit and TDP i don't get higher scores or boost clock?

What i meant with the architecture was that with keppler i set the power limit to 250% and upper the voltage to 1.212 in the bios and presto it works. But when i set power limit and TDP limit higher on this card, scores are lower and max boost clock isn't much higher.
Could it be that i already reached the limit of my card? I doubt it but i don't see another explanation to be honest.

I tried several bios mods and run firestrike with various core clocks but there is zero gain from stock to mod bios..

If i may believe the asic score 72.1% i still have some spare performance which i can reach via bios mod

could it also be that i am on an older bios? I mean, i saw that some people here have newer bios than mine.
Edited by hurricane28 - 10/31/15 at 4:54pm
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Yes i did.. the purpose of flashing more capable bios is to reach higher clock speeds correct?
Well, don't you think its strange that even when i have a higher power limit and TDP i don't get higher scores or boost clock?

What i meant with the architecture was that with keppler i set the power limit to 250% and upper the voltage to 1.212 in the bios and presto it works. But when i set power limit and TDP limit higher on this card, scores are lower and max boost clock isn't much higher.
Could it be that i already reached the limit of my card? I doubt it but i don't see another explanation to be honest.

I tried several bios mods and run firestrike with various core clocks but there is zero gain from stock to mod bios..

Kepler isn't Maxwell....Setting seemingly random values doesn't get you anywhere. It's very possible that your card may be at it's max. I didn't say that it definitely is, but it's certainly a possibility - silicon lottery and all. thumb.gif
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Yes i did.. the purpose of flashing more capable bios is to reach higher clock speeds correct?
Well, don't you think its strange that even when i have a higher power limit and TDP i don't get higher scores or boost clock?

What i meant with the architecture was that with keppler i set the power limit to 250% and upper the voltage to 1.212 in the bios and presto it works. But when i set power limit and TDP limit higher on this card, scores are lower and max boost clock isn't much higher.
Could it be that i already reached the limit of my card? I doubt it but i don't see another explanation to be honest.

I tried several bios mods and run firestrike with various core clocks but there is zero gain from stock to mod bios..

If i may believe the asic score 72.1% i still have some spare performance which i can reach via bios mod

could it also be that i am on an older bios? I mean, i saw that some people here have newer bios than mine.

What bios file are you running? And what clocks / memory clocks are you seeing with what volts?
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What bios file are you running? And what clocks / memory clocks are you seeing with what volts?

this is my bios with stock volts:



At stock bios i can get 1575 MHz core and 4000 MHz memory bench stable in firestrike with some artifacts and the core clock is not stable and down clocks a lot. With bios mod its way more consistent but i get lower score.. go figure lol

Oh an i am on 355.82 driver.
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I don't want to be reliant on AB to give the voltage and power, kinda defeats the purpose of a mod in my mind. The BIOS made it through the Catzilla 1080p bench, but I won't be leaving it on my card. I'll be sticking with AB solely for my fan control.
Nice! Thanks for testing! I know what you mean about being reliant on AB...sucks, I'll figure it out without AB eventually, its a WIP I guess. Happy Harroween! (Japanese humor, sorry).
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this is my bios with stock volts:



At stock bios i can get 1575 MHz core and 4000 MHz memory bench stable in firestrike with some artifacts and the core clock is not stable and down clocks a lot. With bios mod its way more consistent but i get lower score.. go figure lol

Oh an i am on 355.82 driver.

Try 353.62. It's treated me very well.

My 73.3% ASIC card won't go much above 1600 without getting unstable, and that's with 1.275v. If your card's VRM is getting hot, it may just be that you won't get good power deliver, and won't be able to achieve those kinds of clocks. Are your cards under water? If you're on air, I'd say you're doing pretty good with the clocks you're getting, but...yeah, without better cooling, you may just be maxed out.
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yeah, I would say so with that 28k graphics score.. biggrin.gif Congrats.
     
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